NVIDIA Quadro 1000M

The NVIDIA Quadro 1000M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the Fermi architecture (probably the same chip like the consumer GeForce GT 540M). Compared to the 5010M, the 1000M does not support ECC memory and DP floating point calculations. According to the clock rates, the Quadro 1000M should be positioned between the GT 540M and 550M.

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD, DCC, medicine, or visualisation areas. The OpenGL performance for example should be significantly better than similar specified GeForce graphics cards.

The shader / CUDA cores can be accessed using DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1 for graphic rendering and DirectCompute, OpenCL, AXE, and CUDA for general purpose calculations. Due to the new Fermi core, the 1000M should offer a high performance in general purpose calculations.

Furthermore, the Nvidia Quadro 1000M is compatible with the new stereoscopic solution by Nvidia called: NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro.

To automatically switch between the processor graphics card and the Quadro, the 1000M supports Nvidia Optimus (if the laptop vendor chooses to integrate it).

The Quadro 1000M is specified at 45 Watt TDP and therefore suited for 15.6" laptops.

Quadro 1000M Series
Quadro 1000M 96 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 900 MHz
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *700 MHz
Shader Speed *1400 MHz
Memory Speed *900 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption45 Watt
technology40 nm
FeaturesOpenGl 4.1, FP32
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement22.02.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 40779     avg: 40779 (42%)     median: 40779 (42%)     max: 40779 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 10.1     avg: 10.1 (5%)     median: 10.1 (5%)     max: 10.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
min: 6.6     avg: 6.6 (84%)     median: 6.6 (84%)     max: 6.6 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dirt 3

Dirt 3

low 800x600
140.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
54  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
34.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

low 800x600
450  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
192  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
132  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
73  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

low 800x600
64.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
50.3  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
41.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

low 640x480
121  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
100  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
53.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List
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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro 1000M graphics card

Fujitsu Celsius H710 WXP11DE : Intel Core i7-2820QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  Review » Review Fujitsu Celsius H710 Notebook

  External Review » Fujitsu Celsius H710 WXP11DE

HP EliteBook 8560w-LY525EA: Intel Core i7-2670QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8560w-LY525EA

Lenovo ThinkPad W520-428426M: Intel Core i7-2620M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad W520-428426M

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Playable games for each graphics card and their average FPS results.

Class 1
Radeon RX 580
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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